OBITUARY

Ty John Renkema

May 29, 1962August 6, 2018

Ty Renkema, of Laveen AZ, passed away on August 6th, 2018. He was born in Phoenix, AZ on May 29, 1962 to John and Elaine Renkema. Ty is survived by his brother James D. Renkema, sister Teri R. Ward and his 4 nephews: Brian J. Ward, Antony Renkema, Brandon McAllister and Ryan McAllister. During Ty's life he worked as a master transmission mechanic at Automatic Transmission Exchange and was also a co-owner of The Automotive Center in Phoenix, AZ. His passion for vehicles started when he was a young man, when he and his father custom built an orange 1977 4 wheel drive Datsun. Known as "Ty's Toy", he still owns it to this day. Just like his father, he too had a passion for the Model T Ford. In may, Ty and his brother Jim drove across country; where Ty finally bought his dream car, a 1923 Ford Bucket T Roadster. Ty's philosophy was live a simple life, be happy and cherish your friends and family. In Ty's honor, a visitation at Green Acres Chapel of Light (401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257) will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 9:00am, funeral services at 9:30am followed by a graveside service.

  • FAMILY

  • Ty is survived by his brother James D. Renkema, sister Teri R. Ward and his 4 nephews: Brian J. Ward, Antony Renkema, Brandon McAllister and Ryan McAllister.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • James D. Renkema
  • A.J. Renkema
  • Brandon McAllister
  • Ryan McAllister
  • Brian D. Ward
  • Brian J. Ward
  • Chip Korenek
  • Brian Green

Services

18 August

Visitation

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Green Acres Chapel of Light

401 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

18 August

Funeral Service

9:30 am

Green Acres Chapel of Light

401 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

18 August

Graveside Service

10:30 am

Green Acres Cemetery

Garden of Prayer

401 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

REMEMBERING

Ty John Renkema

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Teri Ward

August 17, 2018

What can I say? We had 52 years of memories. I love you Big Brother ❤

Gina Sanchez (Green)

August 12, 2018

My first memory of the Renkema family is the early 70’s when Ty and Jim played baseball for my dad and with my brothers (the Green family). We spent many summer eves together at the Lafayette Elementary School baseball diamonds.
Ty will be forever young, in everybody’s hearts! When you enter the thoughts of your sister, your brother and your friends, they will smile and remember your smile.
Take care, Ty, may you Rest In Peace and watch over us all until we meet again.
♥️❤️♥️❤️ Gina

JoDawn Pehrson

August 11, 2018

Ty, I met you right after meeting Jim & Teri in 1979. There are entirely too many memories to list. The concerts, road trips, keggers, mud bogs, river bottom bon fires, and so much more. You were funny, had a temper, loved a good party and got along with almost anyone. I was there the day you rolled your truck down south mountain, and remember our worst fight was when you got mad because I opened the bag of Doritos while on a camping trip. You will be miss and I truly hope we all see each other again some day!

Leianne Donnelly

August 9, 2018

Ty, you will be missed. You will always have a place in my heart. With love, Leianne

Biography

Ty Renkema, of Laveen AZ, passed away on August 6th, 2018. He was born in Phoenix, AZ on May 29, 1962 to John and Elaine Renkema. Ty is survived by his brother James D. Renkema, sister Teri R. Ward and his 4 nephews: Brian J. Ward, Antony Renkema, Brandon McAllister and Ryan McAllister. During Ty's life he worked as a master transmission mechanic at Automatic Transmission Exchange and was also a co-owner of The Automotive Center in Phoenix, AZ. His passion for vehicles started when he was a young man, when he and his father custom built an orange 1977 4 wheel drive Datsun. Known as "Ty's Toy", he still owns it to this day. Just like his father, he too had a passion for the Model T Ford. In may, Ty and his brother Jim drove across country; where Ty finally bought his dream car, a 1923 Ford Bucket T Roadster. Ty's philosophy was live a simple life, be happy and cherish your friends and family. In Ty's honor, a visitation at Green Acres Chapel of Light (401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257) will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 9:00am, funeral services at 9:30am followed by a graveside service.